(Well, maybe "smackdown" doesn't quite explain it!)
Anyway, after the final painting session at the gallery last Saturday, I brought the piece home to the studio where I'll finish the image, varnish it and return it to the gallery (which, by the way, is here). The snapshot shows pretty much what the painting looked like at that point. After catching up on some other things the past few days, I finally resumed work on the painting.
(Say, have you ever noticed artists work on their art but musicians play music?)
To be continued...